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Shell Business Operations
Shell Business Operations
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
We are looking for:
Legal Counsel – General Commercial

Why Work for Shell?

Honest, integrity and respect; "feel free to speak your mind" culture; health and safety rules; diversity & Inclusion culture
An energy leader
Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader {one of the world's biggest employers according to Fortune Global 500}. Join us and have a real impact on the operations of one of the world's largest companies.
Vibrant community
Become a part of a highly-driven team and get to know Shell's unique culture based on inclusiveness and collaboration.
Opportunies for growth
Spread your wings thanks to innumerable opportunities that Shell Business Operations Krakow offers its emloyees.
Impactful collaboration
Be an important participant of an international project.

Thanks to cooperation with Shell you gain:

  • Comfortable working environment: newly-built modern office with its own canteen, relax rooms, bike & car pakingspace
  • Improved accessibility of office and sanitary facilities
  • Energetic atmosphere at work
  • Attractive salary package
  • Shell Card
  • Additional funds for trainings and certifications (ACCA, CIMA, CIPS, Lean Six Sigma)
  • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
  • Assistive technologies and reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities
  • Non-monetary benefits (e.g. MultiSport Card, vouchers for cultural and free time activities, 12 sports sections, and many more)
  • Attractive relocation allowance available once relocating from another country

This is an opportunity to be part of a growing team in Legal that is a key enabler for transforming the way legal support services are delivered globally through greater use of standardised ways of working, project management tools and leveraging technology to deliver a competitive advantage for Shell.

Where you fit in:

This role will be in the Central Legal Services (CLS) team which is part of the Legal Services Global Operations (LSGO) organisation and will be based in Shell Krakow (Poland). LSGO is a young team (estd. 2018) and comprises a multidisciplinary group that ranges from lawyers, to business analysts, paralegals and project management specialists.

The role:

You will work alongside other lawyers and paralegals based in the team to support a wide variety of general legal matters for various businesses. This role will initially focus on support for Downstream businesses in the EU and US region before gradually progressing to a broader group of businesses and regions. The primary scope of work includes, among others, drafting contracts, advising on legal risks and compliance related topics, and working with others on initiatives to continuously improve our documentation and ways of working through workflow systems, templates and, where appropriate, automation.

What is needed:

  • A professional, fast-learning and enthusiastic lawyer with an ability to advise on a wide variety of commercial matters and is keen in developing experience working in a global role that is exposed to multiple businesses.
  • Fluent and proficient English speaking and writing skills.
  • Law degree and license to provide legal services.
  • Qualification as legal advisor or advocate in Poland or in another country is an advantage
  • Ability to ensure that documents accurately reflect the commercial decisions, at all times consistent with legal obligations.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage issues independently.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering commercially pragmatic and business value-adding legal advice.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify legal risks and alternative strategies in a defined area.
  • A good degree of flexibility, interacting with legal and business colleagues spread across different regions across the globe.

We are searching for 2 candidates:

  • Minimum 8 years legal experience, preferably in a regional or global role (as a part of in-house legal team or in a recognized law firm)
  • Minimum 4-5 years legal experience, preferably in a regional or global role

About us

Royal Dutch Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, operating in over 80 countries and territories and employing more than 90,000 people. Our core values of Honesty, Integrity and Respect for People define who we are and how we work. Royal Dutch Shell has developed a global network of Shell Business Operations to provide first-class services to Shell companies across the world.

Shell in Kraków:

Sits at the centre of Shell’s global businesses, providing an operational backbone to our essential business functions. Working in a vibrant community with strong values and a supportive culture, a job at Shell will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of 5 Business Operations centres located worldwide, we will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and stakeholders.

Shell Polska employs more than 4400 professionals: 4100+ in Kraków and 200 in Warsaw.

Our employees represent over 50 nationalities and operate in over 20 defferent languages.
Shell in Kraków departments:

Customer Operations
Finance Operations
HR Service
External Relations
Internal Communications
Order to Delivery
Lubricants Supply Chain
Technical Asset Operations
Creative Solutions

People with disabilities are welcome to apply as we provide reasonable accommodations and assitive technologies for people with diverse disabilities.

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